Cough Doesn’t Heal In 12 Month Old Children?

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I Ari Yasin, Good afternoon, I want to ask, my child initially had a light cough, followed by fever and diarrhea and did not want to eat, he was 12 months old, after 5 days of fever I took him to the hospital in the hands of a pediatrician, said the doctor my child has pneumonia, after being treated for 3 days the fever stopped but the surgical cough was still frequent, the first day he was given medicine the first day he was discharged from the hospital the cough was reduced, but the second day the cough came back, then there was also new teeth growing out ,,

1 Answer:

Good afternoon Ari, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Symptoms of a prolonged cough in babies can be caused by several possibilities, including:

Tuberculosis or TB Pneumonia or lung tissue infection Allergy Asthma Bronchitis or infection of respiratory structures called bronchi

By having your child checked by a pediatrician, it means that you are doing the right thing. And even though your child is still sick until now, you have to calm down and think clearly. The appearance of new teeth has nothing to do with coughing. It is normal to have teeth in a 12 month old child and should not be on your list of worries. Then regarding cough symptoms, what you need to see is that even though these symptoms are still present, these symptoms have subsided, and the fever that was there has disappeared. So the overall condition of your child is much better than the first time.

Give your child's body time to adjust to and survive illness. With his young age, his immunity is not yet perfect and he will probably handle the disease for a longer time than adults but this condition will build his immune system in the future. We convey this because we realize that your efforts have been optimal and are very good by going to the pediatrician, so at least wait up to 5-7 days.

If after 5 days your child's condition does not improve, or before 5 days your child's condition worsens with signs of weakness, laziness to eat and drink, shortness of breath, high fever and so on, then check with your pediatrician again. Meanwhile, avoid your child from dust, pollution, cigarette smoke and people who are sick, continue to provide breast milk or complementary foods that are rich in nutrients such as vegetables, fruit and meat, and consume medicines given by your pediatrician as directed. We wish your child a speedy recovery.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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